Nigel Clayton



36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young
Rory Davis


Nigel deals with all aspects of drafting, advisory and litigation work in the areas of:

(1) Land Law including title, conveyancing, boundaries, adverse possession, easements, restrictive covenants, co-ownership etc
(2) Landlord and Tenant including all aspects of business, residential and agricultural possession claims, dilapidations, lease renewals, rent reviews
(3) Related professional negligence claims

Nigel is a contributing editor of the Property Law website

Significant Reported Cases

• Re Solarfilms (Sales) Ltd’s Application (1993) 67 P & CR 110 (Lands Tribunal, application to vary or discharge restrictive covenants)
• Bennett v North West Water [1996] RVR 30 (Lands Tribunal, assessment of compensation)
• Pierce v The Coal Authority [2000] EWLands LCA 2 (Lands Tribunal, assessment of compensation)
• Gibbons v Pickard [2002] EWCA Civ 1780 (Court of Appeal, boundary dispute)
• Saxon v Moore [2005] EWHC 27 (Ch) (Chancery Division, boundary dispute)
• Taylor v Crotty [2006] EWCA Civ 1364 (Court of Appeal, option to purchase)
• Ferraro (R on the application of) v Albert Dock Management Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 1489 (Court of Appeal, landlord and tenant, civil restraint orders)


"He provides excellent written advice. Clients comment on his professional and approachable manner." "Very thorough and good with detail."

Chambers UK


Nigel Clayton practises solely in Real Property Law including Probate and Trusts and related areas, and specialises in Mortgage Law and Litigation. He is regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Real Property and Mortgage Law in the Legal 500.

Year of Call: 1987

Areas of Expertise: 

Full Member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners
Property Bar Association
Northern Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit
North Eastern Circuit


Recorder (Civil 2002) (Private Family 2011)
Junior Counsel to the Crown Provincial Panel (2000-2013)



Mortgage Possession Actions (Sweet & Maxwell)
Editor of
Contributing editor of


LLB (Hons) 1986
Call: 1987 (Inner Temple)



Chambers UK 2018: "Very sensible and able to cut through the issues. If I had a personal dispute for property he would be the guy I would go to every time." "Easy to deal with and thoroughly prepared." "Really able and approachable. He gets to grips with things quickly and gets results."

Legal 500 2018: ‘He has solid advocacy skills.’

Chambers UK 2017: "He provides excellent written advice. Clients comment on his professional and approachable manner." "Very thorough and good with detail."

Legal 500 2017: ‘A mortgage law specialist.

Legal 500 2014: “Of the highest calibre in real property and mortgage law”





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